Thursday, November 01, 2007

5.242 The same operation that makes “q” from “p,” makes “r” from “q” and so on. This can only be expressed by the fact that “p,” “q,” “r,” etc. are variables that give general expression to certain formal relations.

The first sentence seems banal, the second a little odd. Why can the first sentence’s point be expressed only by the way the second sentence puts it?

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